AZRELAZITGETZ wrote:If were Kobe, I would just retire.
Why??? I'll tell ya why, but...hear me out.
Well, I'm often asked why am I such a Kobe fanatic. I hear people say, he's evil for what he did to Shaq. Others say, he's way too arrogant. Others say, he's trying to be like Jordan, yet he's clearly not the next Jordan(despite his five championships). Let's just say, Kobe is not well liked...
With all that said, Kobe has usually still, somehow, found a way to win, profit, and succeed beyond what most have or will ever do. Even when it appears as though he should n't win, he usually does(ie. the rape case, the finals series versus Boston, any finals he won without Shaq, etc.), BUT this time, I'm afraid, like the the Texans at the Alamo, he's probably way out numbered.
How so? 1)Well,the Lakers are indeed proving how unaware of themselves as basketball royalty they really are. The as of lately front office silence and departure of Phil Jackson has left their organization in dissaray. They now have a coach who's trying to win with players that don't support his pholosophy and mode of play(and trading away for a player or two, won't fix this), and if you watch the Lakers play closely, you'll see this through their lack of ability to consistently win. 2)David Stern seemingly does n't want another Michael Jordan in the league, especially via Kobe and the Lakers, and he has on several occasions made it clear that he does n't want the Lakers to succeed as champs again(ie. the blocking of the Chris Paul trade, overseeing and NOT blocking the Miami's building of the second big three<while making sure the Lakers don't build theirs>, etc.)which seemingly spawn the next one. 3)Teams don't seem to respect the Lakers, and they take extra pride and swagger in defeating them night in and night out(this one can be seen whenever they play and seemingly lose); I even heard Rubio was talking smack(he is tight though).
Bottom Line, it would take various miracles, mystical aid, and Christ himself to help Kobe now(I was sure of it as I watched him bleed in the All Star Game, it was clear cut sign and symbol of where he and the Lakers are now), and yes, I've now masterfully bowed out as a longtime Laker fan(by the trade deadline for sure, if they don’y suffice how much the last two seasons sucked), until they decide to REALLY WIN(like we're accustomed to). (Unless you like pain) you should too. They've pretty much said without speraking(literally) that this season is a bust for Laker land. I'd respect them for coming forward and saying it; perhaps you'll respect me for saying it for them...
AZRELAZITGETZ wrote:Even when it appears as though he should n't win, he usually does(ie. the rape case, the finals series versus Boston, any finals he won without Shaq, etc.),
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